PowerShot G5 X

The tech tinkerer's compact camera

PowerShot G5 X is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Canon PowerShot G5 X black front angled

Experience intuitive control in a timeless design

Oozing the iconic Canon G-series DNA, the PowerShot G5 X allows you to explore a wider number of photography features and settings. Boasting a compact body, the PowerShot G5 X's 3.0 inch vari-angle touchscreen enables you to shoot from a variety of unique angles, whilst the built in LED electronic viewfinder will keep your eye on the scene.

  • Enjoy the DSLR-like handling

    PowerShot G5 X's centrally positioned, large and responsive 2,360K dots electronic viewfinder offers high resolution and DSLR-like handling.

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  • Shoot your story from a different perspective

    Take your shots from different angles and enjoy intuitive fingertip operation with the camera's large 3.0 inch vari-angle touchscreen.

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Get sharing in seconds with the Canon Camera Connect app

From the street to the table, wherever you travel you'll find nothing better than sharing all your best images with your friends and loved ones. With our app you can instantly get social and share all your skills and stories captured on your PowerShot G5 X.

  • Pair your phone and camera for the ultimate group shot

    You're behind the camera but want in on the action. Simply pair the PowerShot G5 X to your smartphone, change settings to remote shooting, and smile.

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  • Remember the story behind every image

    Share the story behind every image with the Canon Camera Connect app. The app collects GPS info from your smartphone, adding it to your photos and videos.

Experience uncompromised image quality packaged in to a timelessly compact body
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  • Capture superb shots in any light

    Always take crisp, clear shots even in any light thanks to PowerShot G5 X's 1.0-type 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DiG!C 6 processor.

    European city at night, taken on a Canon PowerShot G5 X digital camera
  • Document your world in motion

    Create realistic Full HD 60p movies with creative control over aperture, shutter speed and ISO using manual movie mode.

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  • Pocketable power for stunning images

    From sweeping landscapes to up-close portraits, the 24mm wide-angle, ultra-bright zoom lens captures stunning shots with beautiful background blur.

    Young woman leaning on a wall taken on a Canon PowerShot G5 X digital camera
  • Touch screen magic

    PowerShot G5 X's touch panel LCD allows you to quickly select auto focus points, take photos via Touch Shutter and swipe to review your images.

    City by the river taken on a Canon PowerShot G5 X digital camera
See the PowerShot G5 X in action
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More Features
  • Yacht on the water taken on a Canon PowerShot G5 X digital camera

    Stay charged on your travels

    Easily charge your camera via standard USB smartphone chargers or via your PC while working or surfing the internet.

  • City at dusk taken on a Canon PowerShot G5 X digital camera

    Creativity made easy

    Try enhanced Star Mode and Handheld HDR to effortlessly deliver professional and creative photos.

  • City at night taken on a Canon PowerShot G5 X digital camera

    Get creative with RAW support

    The 14-bit RAW file support enhnaces your creative options during photo editing via Digital Photo Professional.

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Send your photos straight to your smartphone with the Camera Connect App

Camera Connect is your go to app when you want to wirelessly shoot and transfer photos directly to your mobile device. The process is easy, watch the ‘how to' video below and start sharing your photos instantly.

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PowerShot G5 X Specifications
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PowerShot G5 X
  • Image Sensor Type (Size)

    1.0-inch CMOS

  • Effective Megapixels

    Approx 20.2

  • Imaging Processor

    DiG!C 6

  • HS System


  • Video Recording

    Full HD 1080p

  • Maximum Aperture

    f/1.8 (W), f/2.8 (T)

  • Intelligent IS


  • LCD Monitor

    3.0-inch, Multi-angle Capacitive Touch Panel LCD

  • Recording Media

    SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards

  • Wi-Fi / NFC


  • Viewfinder


  • Optical Zoom


  • RAW Mode


  • Optical Zoom During Video


  • Battery


  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    112.4 x 76.4 x 44.2mm


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  1. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Great camera for enthusiasts to professionals

    This camera is great for all occasions. If you're new to photography you can set it to auto and it will do all the work for you, and the more experienced you get the more options there are to take your photography game to the next level. We loved it for portraits, landscape and food videography!

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  2. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Great little camera.

    Thiis is a great little (literally) camera much smaller and lighter than my Canon EOS 5 Mk II. I have been using Canon gear for many years now, and the adapter which comes with the body allows me to use all my current lenses. My only problem is to do with my ageing fingers. When I'm prowling with the camera/lens etc I inadvertently keep pressing the Movie button. Of course these images can be removed after downloading. The movie button works well when needed, producing a very nice product.

    6 people found this review helpful. 0 people did not find this review helpful.
  3. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Superb Camera

    Small body big on performance. Great for field work as it is lighweight AND packs sophisticated power and reatures of DSLRs. APS-C CCD produces crisp and beautiful images of portraiture thru to landscapes. Versatile touch screen allows access to all camera settings and configurations very quickly and without fuss, or extensive study of manuals. This feature alone makes it a breeze to massively improve your abilities to utilise camera config options to capture better images! Smartphone pairing allows wireless remote control shutter release! This is super cool - it literally turns your phone into your camera! Candid street photography is a reality now as no-one knows you are shooting. Imagine how much better, more natural and relaxed people are, when they dont know you are shooting! This is stealth-mode photography made easy. Fast wireless download shots to your phone for viewing and post production editing. No more clunky cables... yay!

    5 people found this review helpful. 0 people did not find this review helpful.